Officers from Ekurhuleni West Cluster police stations made 51 arrests during several weekend operations.
The operations, including stop-and-searches and roadblocks, were held throughout the cluster, which is made up of the Bedfordview, Primrose, Germiston, Elsburg, Alberton, Brackendowns, Katlehong North, Thokoza, Eden Park, Vosloorus, Zonkizizwe and Katlehong police stations, between October 5 and 7.
The accused were charged with various offences.
Charges included theft, assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm, contravening a court order, shoplifting, robbery, pointing a firearm, rape, malicious damage to property, domestic violence, possession of a dangerous weapon, possession of suspected stolen property, warrant of arrest and driving under the influence of alcohol.
EMPD officers, who assisted in the weekend’s operations, also issued a number of fines to motorists.
All of the arrested suspects appeared in either the Germiston, Vosloorus or Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Courts where their cases were postponed for various reasons.
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